Monday, May 31, 2010

Day Three of the FWBO/Triratna International Retreat sees a major ceremony marking the change of name of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) to the Triratna Buddhist Community.

But how exactly does one pronounce Triratna? We’re delighted to bring you this short video from around the retreat making the point that - maybe - it doesn’t matter toooooo much: the main thing is that we’re now Triratna, whatever way you say it...!

Thanks to Viriyalila from the FreeBuddhistAudio team for putting it together.

Around the world FWBO/Triratna centres have been holding their own name-change ceremonies, and we’ve photos of some of the special shrines created for the purpose - the ones shown come from Amsterdam and Brighton.  Amsterdam's shows their shrine at the start of their ceremony - stripped back to the bare essentials; Brighton's at the end, filled with offerings from those present.

Meanwhile the Order Information Service writes to say -

“The private ordination of all 16 women attending the 3-month ordination course at Akasavana in Spain will take place between 31st May and 4th June. The Public Ordination will start mid-morning on 8th June, local Spanish time”.




Anonymous Tejananda said...

Whoops, every single one of them (except maybe Jnanavaca in one of his several tries) mis-pronounced it! Tri- in Triratna is said like 'trip' not 'tree'! (and to be really pernickety, 'ratna' should sound more like 'rutna'). But if everyone's going to mis-pronounce it, Suriyavamsa's take is the best!


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